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Much better than I had expected


I saw the negative reviews but because when I was a kid I used to dream about giant vehicles the size of small cities battling each other (I've never read the source novels so I'm sure I'm not the only one who had these thoughts) so I wanted to see this film.

Just saw it for the first time at home -- much better than the reviews let on IMHO. Sure the film isn't another "Parasite" but the main thing is that the world is really imagined and visualized well - the big budget really shows up on screen. That's what sold it for me. I thought the leads were good and there was plenty of variation in the film to keep me entertained and drawn in. Was it as good a fantasy movie as Princess Bride or Stardust? No ... But still it was entertaining enough.

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Same for me. Just finished watching it and it was a very nice combination of Terminator, steampunk, and scifi, with a fairly coherent and nicely tied script. Haven't read the books either, but perhaps I will. I was surprised to see a rating of 6.1 in IMDB, but ah well. For me, it was a solid 8/10. Even my 5 yo son liked it and it was the first movie he sat through without running here and there :D Other movies, like Jurassic Park, The Meg, and similar creature films that you would expect kids to like, he never finished :) I guess robots and machines will be his niche.

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There are some movies that no matter how badly they are reviewed, I will always love. For example, I think the first two underworld movies are fantastic - I love the world in the film and the style and the look. These films got absolutely savaged by the critics but they must have done well because they keep making sequels :)

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